[47] And if the Wine you drink, the Lip you press

by Omar Khayyam

English version by Edward FitzGerald
Original Language Persian/Farsi

And if the Wine you drink, the Lip you press,
End in the Nothing all Things end in -- Yes --
     Then fancy while Thou art, Thou art but what
Thou shalt be -- Nothing -- Thou shalt not be less.

-- from The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, by Omar Khayyam / Translated by Edward FitzGerald

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47] And if the Wine